Louis F. (Lou) Eisenbarth, 96, of Topeka, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
He was born on a farm East of Corning, KS, the sixth of seven children on December 1, 1924, the son of Henry and Agnes (Ross) Eisenbarth.
He graduated from Corning High School in 1942 and went on to receive a Bachelor Degree from Washburn University in 1952 and continued his education receiving his Law Degree from Washburn University in 1954.
He served in the United States Army for eighteen months as a special agent in the Counter Intelligence Corp.
Lou worked as a Lawyer. He practiced law in Topeka for fifty-one years, a partner in the firm of Sloan, Listrom, Eisenbarth & Glassman retiring December 7, 2005. He received the Honorable E. Newton Vickers Professionalism Award in 2007. He taught seminars on real estate law and corporation law for the Kansas Bar Association and other groups. He authored the Kansas Real Estate Handbook on contracts and closings. He was president of the Topeka Bar Association from 1976 to 1977 and a member of the Kansas Bar Association and American Bar Association; a member of the Labor, Taxation, Corporation and Real Estate sections of the American Bar Association; and he was admitted to the Kansas Bar, Federal District Court, United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Claims and the United States Supreme Court.
Lou had many ties to the Topeka community. He served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Topeka from 1957 to 1960. He was an adjunct professor of law teaching Corporation Law and Creditor Rights at Washburn Law School from 1967 to 1978. He served on the Washburn University Board of Regents from 1981 through 1987 and was the Chairman of the Board from 1982 to 1984. He served as member of the governing board of the Juvenile Detention Center, Washburn Catholic Campus, Advisory Board of the Presbyterian Manor, member and Chairman of St. Francis Foundation, member and chairman of the Hayden Board of Trustee. He was also a member of Christ The King Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #8411 and the Topeka Country Club.
Lou married Nadine (Horseman) Lemmon on August 26, 1989 in Topeka.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine Eisenbarth; his step-children, Diane (Doug) Stine of Kansas City, MO, Kent Lemmon of West Palm Beach, FL and Kaleen (Arthur) Fogel of Los Angeles, CA; his step-grandchildren, Olivia Stine (Milorad Milic), Jaxson Fogel, Luke Fogel, Kane Fogel, Chloe Fogel and Cristian Fogel; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lawrence, Cyril, Norbert and John Eisenbarth; two sisters, Margaret Vondenkamp and Dorothy Henry.
Lou enjoyed traveling, golfing, gardening and most of all spending time with his family.
Due to Covid-19 services will be private. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, 4700 SW 17th Street, Topeka, KS 66604.
Dove Cremations and Funerals – Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66610 is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606 or to Christ The King Catholic Church, 5973 SW 25th Street, Topeka, KS 66614.
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